metaldehyde
noun Etymology: probably from meta- + aldehyde Date: 1841 a crystalline compound (CH3CH0)4 that is a polymer of acetaldehyde and is used as a lure and poison for snails and slugs

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  • metaldehyde — met·al·de·hyde …   English syllables

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